Regulatory and policy trends impacting Digital Identity and the role of mobile
Currently, over 1.5bn people lack any form of legally recognised identity and this disproportionally impacts rural residents, poor people, women, children, and other vulnerable groups in Africa and Asia. Identity systems increase in utility as they become digital. Using mobile operators’ unique resources, mobile-based digital identity offers a unique, secure and scalable form of identity, catalysing greater socio-economic impact in emerging markets.
This report reviews the gathering momentum towards digital identity programmes and the implications for mobile operators’ role in enabling identity solutions.